Soon, the UITP MENA congress in Dubai

Calypso Networks Association announces its participation to the highly anticipated 2016 UITP MENA Congress & Exhibition in Dubai.

Following on from the Qatar Smart Ticketing Conference in Doha organized last February, Calypso Networks Association (CNA) is delighted to announce its participation to the next major event in the MENA region : the 2016 MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition. This event will take place in the region’s largest hosting platform, the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), from April 25th to April 27th, where CNA will welcome you on the booth 5A24 to talk about the Calypso technology and our services.

After the success of the first edition in 2014, with more than 2000 visitors, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority will be hosting the 2nd UITP MENA Congress and Exhibition, set to become the largest event for public transport in the region.

In order to face the constantly increasing issues of traffic congestion, pollution and accident in urban areas, Mass Transport Systems are currently the most efficient solution for Public Transport in the MENA region since they are safe, reliable and energy efficient. But implementing such systems in fast growing cities and long-established Public Transport systems is a complex challenge for decision makers.

That is why “Urban Mobility: Think Big, Act Smart” is the slogan of 2016 MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition which will attract governments, local authorities and transport experts from across the globe. This biennial event aims to catalyze the development of ambitious Public Transport projects in the region and concurs with the involvement of CNA in improving Public Transport in the Middle East.

We hope to meet you soon in Dubai !


More information about the event.

Please check out our special edition for an overview of Digital Services & Ticketing in the Middle East.

1st Qatar Smart Ticketing & Digital Services Forum

1st Qatar Smart Ticketing & Digital Services Forum, organized by Calypso Networks Association

In this 21th Century, worldwide cities are facing to multiple environmental, economic and demographic challenges.  At the same time demand for access to better, more resilient and more inclusive mobility services throughout cities is increasing. That is why Calypso Networks Association, the association promoting interoperable, multiservice and multiprovider solution for contactless ticketing, organized in the MENA region the 1st Smart Ticketing & Digital Services Forum, which took place from 17 to 18 February 2016 in Doha, Qatar. Over 50 highly qualified public transport key players came together over two days to discuss the latest innovations in ticketing and digital services for public transport.

Expert speakers, from transport authority, operators & industrial  providers share experiences of successful deployment of ticketing, fleet and passenger information projects around the world. Experiences and set-ups in Portugal and Belgium allowed to get a view on how to solve interoperability on a national level. Sharing different views on EMV, future digitalization of ticketing services and hardware components completed the set of themes of the 2016 edition of the Forum. Finally, Ticketing and Passenger Information on mobile was one of the most discussed subject, with examples showing all the opportunity to help citizens to be informed and to purchase and carry electronic tickets using their mobile phones, at the exact place and time at which transportation is needed.


Mr. Abdullah Al Motawa, Project Manager at Ar-Riyadh Development Authority

“The Metro of Riyadh has been designed with the latest proven technologies, and concerning automatic fare collection and ticketing, the ambition is to have a world class public transport system, leading to propose to the customer all the modes of electronic payment available: EMV systems, E-wallet, NFC and mobile ticketing, smart cards, always with the most intuitive and ergonomic design.”


Mr. Philippe Vappereau, Chairman Calypso Networks Association

“Calypso is not only a high-range open, interoperable and multiservice solution for contactless ticketing; it is also a unique case of a technology whose sustainability is guaranteed by its users, independently of any industrial monopoly”.






Calypso Networks Association organizes an event strictly dedicated to the digital services that enhance the attractiveness of Public Transport -   2016, 17-18 Febrary

The Qatar Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum aims to provide its participants with the most-advanced information about the services, the technologies, and the actors that allow Public Transport to actually be at the heart of the Smart City.

It will take place in the amazing city of Doha in Qatar, in the MENA region where numerous impressive transport projects are currently deployed. The event will define a new world-class service to customers thanks to these digital technologies that deeply renew ticketing, travel information and customer relationship management.

An exhibition space for manufacturers and service providers to present their offer and their expertise, and to demonstrate their solutions to the participants.

The Qatar Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum is open to all, public authorities, transport and services operators, manufacturers, consultants, etc.

Register now and benefit from the “early bird” fee before 2016, January 15th.





Event sponsored by Calypso Networks Association, Ixxi MobilityM2M GroupInfinéon and NXP